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    BALLAST WATER: MEPC 81 STRUGGLES TO DELIVER CLARITY

    2024-03-28T12:19:00Z

    Several years ago, it was thought the ballast water management (BWM) market would experience a boom, rewarding the cutthroat behaviour of many OEMs with a massive influx of orders and a winner-takes-all profit outcome. But as it stands, the boom has appeared more a protracted trickle, and the regulation surrounding the issue is still in flux. As of the conclusion of MEPC81 in March, a number of important questions had still not been settled.

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    WILL EU SHIP RECYCLING REVIEW MEAN CHANGES?

    2024-02-19T12:42:00Z

    The results of the European Commission’s review of its Ship Recycling Regulations are expected to be published in Q2 2024. What it says and what changes may materialise remain to be seen. More to the point, the coming into effect of the Hong Kong Convention and an apparent change of heart by the EU in a review of its Waste Shipment regulation could see EU-flagged ships being broken quite legally in Asian yards.

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    BIMCO warns of potential ship recycling regulatory inconsistencies

    2024-02-19T12:13:00Z

    As attention begins to focus on the results of the European Commission’s review of its Ship Recycling Regulations, which are expected to be published in Q2 2024, BIMCO has jointly submitted a paper ahead of the 81st Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meeting on 18-22 March 2024, together with Bangladesh, India, Norway, Pakistan and the ICS. The paper underlines the need to resolve potential conflicting requirements between the Hong Kong Convention and the Basel Convention which are leading to inconsistent regional interpretations. 

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    IACS publishes machinery piping systems quality recommendation

    2024-01-08T13:35:00Z

    The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) has published a new Recommendation (No. 177), to enhance the quality of machinery piping systems in shipbuilding.

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    Cybutryne added to hazardous materials list

    2023-11-27T15:25:00Z

    Banned from use in anti-fouling systems earlier this year, cybutryne has now been added to the Inventory of Harzardous Materials

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    Combatting a New Era of Maritime Sanctions Evasion

    2023-11-20T10:51:00Z

    Recent years have seen a notable increase in deceptive shipping practices (DSPs), particularly in the form of AIS spoofing and dark fleet activity. Despite the new era of sanctions compliance challenges that such DSPs have created, it is possible to comprehend, detect and mitigate these practices. The Research Team at Pole Star Global in partnership with Blackstone Compliance explains.

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    New fuel regulations for Arctic and Med

    2023-11-17T12:38:00Z

    Two new MARPOL regulations governing the use of fuel are due to take effect in 2024 and 2025

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    Clean Tech Growth Lifted By Partnerships With Ports

    2023-11-16T11:30:00Z

    The global shipping industry has an increasingly clear decarbonisation pathway to follow for vessels over 5000 gross tonnes, according to Gareth Prowse, Head of Decarbonisation at Svitzer.

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    IMO’s Calculation Challenge For GHG Regulation

    2023-11-13T11:37:00Z

    Engine emissions have been regulated by the IMO under MARPOL Annex VI since 2005 when the 1997 Protocol adding the annex came into effect.

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    LR outlines EU ETS implementation steps

    2023-11-03T12:48:00Z

    Lloyd’s Register has provided further guidance on the key steps that ship owners/ship managers/charterers are recommended to follow ahead of the entry into effect of the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) Directive on 1 January 2024.

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    Experience Builds Wind-Assist Technology Confidence

    2023-10-19T11:27:00Z

    The calculations made for IMO efficiency regulations are theoretical and generic, so work is continuing to provide shipowners with a means of accurately measuring energy savings from wind-assist technologies in practice, but confidence is growing nonetheless.

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    Oily water separator update clarifies sampling point requirements

    2023-10-13T11:47:00Z

    DNV has released an update providing further clarifications regarding the oily water separator sampling point requirements.

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    CIMAC advises on azimuth thruster stopping

    2023-10-12T14:16:00Z

    CIMAC has offered its assistance on the development of rules governing stopping a ship fitted with azimuth thrusters

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    IACS updates two cyber security requirements

    2023-10-02T10:43:00Z

    The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) has updated two Unified Requirements (URs) relating to cyber security standards of ships.  

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    ABS approves SHI cyber security system

    2023-09-27T14:54:00Z

    ABS has awarded approval in principle to Samsung Heavy Industries for its cyber resilience systems design

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    DNV’s Veracity expands partner network

    2023-09-11T10:03:00Z

    Against a backdrop of impending regulation, DNV is helping more shipowners verify and report on emissions data

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    Maritime insurers join drive to improve cargo safety

    2023-09-05T12:52:00Z

    Two major maritime insurers have signed up to the Cargo Fire & Loss Innovation Initiative

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    ClassNK issues LH2 carrier guidelines

    2023-09-04T14:27:00Z

    ClassNK has released new guidelines on managing the risks of transporting liquefied hydrogen

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    Marine insurers issue EV fire guidance

    2023-09-01T12:16:00Z

    Research by the International Union of Marine Insurance finds that EV fires are no more frequent than those in ICE vehicles

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    LR updates EU ETS guidance

    2023-08-10T14:06:00Z

    LR has updated its guidance for ship owners following the publication of the revised ETS directive and MRV regulation